Propositional anaphors

Peter van Elswyk*

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Propositions are posited to perform a variety of explanatory roles. One important role is being what is designated by a dedicated linguistic expression like a that-clause. In this paper, the case that propositions are needed for such a role is bolstered by defending that there are other expressions dedicated to designating propositions. In particular, it is shown that natural language has anaphors for propositions. Complement so and the response markers yes and no are argued to be such expressions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1055-1075
Number of pages21
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 15 2019


  • Propositional anaphors
  • Propositions
  • That-clauses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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